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Trial transcript pages 476-648 from the date January 6th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 3039-3233 from the date March 29th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 1412-1565 from the date January 26th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 2929-3038 from the date March 28th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 2195-2420 from the date March 19th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 2420-2544 from the date March 20th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 2044-2194 from the date March 16th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 649-858 from the date January 9th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 318-475 from the date January 5th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 1-204 from the date January 4th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 998-1093 from the date January 11th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 1726-1840 from the date March 4th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Case files captured from microfilm of  Case No. 421807 in the San Diego Superior Court: Motorola Inc. v Gremlin Industries Inc., Gremlin Associates, and Does I-V Inclusive. The files run in 1978. These documents the totality of the extant case file held at the San Diego Superior Court.
Topics: Gremlin Industries, Gremlin Associates, arcade games, video games, Motorola, monitor, No 421807,...
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Trial transcript pages 1-204 from the date January 3rd, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 1841-2043 from the date March 15th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 1625-1725 from the date January 31st, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 2545-2757 from the date March 26th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 450-549 from the date November 4th, 1976 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Trial transcript pages 1878-2036 from the date January 10th, 1977 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Trial transcript pages 108-221 from the date November 4th, 1976 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Trial transcript pages 1493-1603 from the date January 5th, 1977 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Trial transcript pages 1-107 from the date November 4th, 1976 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Entries for depositions taken in June of 1978 in  Case No. 416704 in the San Diego Superior Court, filed September 22nd, 1978.
Topics: No 416704, Gremlin Industries, Circle International, video games, arcade video games, arcade games,...
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Deposition of DeWayne Knueston taken on October 4th, 1979 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial transcript pages 1-107 from the date December 29th, 1976 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
The extant case files for Case No. 384590 filed at the San Diego Superior Court between 1976 and 1977, Paul Samuel Shepherd v Dennis Partee, James Pierce, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics Inc., and Does I through V. This selection represents the full collection of pages found at the facility on microfilm.
Topics: Paul Samuel Shepherd, Dennis Partee, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics, Pong, pong clone, video game,...
Trial transcript pages 2758-2928 from the date March 27th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
Trial transcript pages 1377-1492 from the date January 4th , 197 7 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
The whole of the remaining case files of Case No. 384590 filed in the Superior Court of San Diego: Paul Samuel Shepherd v Dennis Partee, James Pierce, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics Inc., and John Does I-V. The case was filed by the engineer responsible for designing the first game for Cinematronics, a Pong-type game. He claims to have been promised an ownership stake in the company but was fired. Cinematronics countered by stating he had unlawfully taken some equipment upon his departure. The...
Topics: Cinematronics, No 384590, San Diego, San Diego Superior Court, case, case file, lawsuit, Gary...
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Trial transcript pages 1785-1877 from the date January 10th , 197 7 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition of Charles McEwan taken on January 31st, 1980 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Trial pages 158 to 342 from November 30th, 1981 in the case of Midway and Atari v North American Philips et al, consolidated case number 81 C 6434 appeals number 81-2920.
Topics: atari, bally, north american philips, NAPEC, magnavox, bally v philips, atari v philips, suit, home...
Trial transcript pages 903-1011 from the date December 30 th , 197 6 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
Trial transcript pages 222-313 from the date December 27 th , 197 6  in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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A Statutory Notice from May 18th, 1982 in the case Magnavox v Mattel, consolidated case number 80 C 4124 presenting evidence of prior art for use in the patent case.
Topics: mattel, mattel electronics, mattel inc, magnavox, sanders associates, intellivision, patent, suit,...
Trial transcript pages 550-678 from the date December 2 8 th , 197 6 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
Trial transcript pages 1139-1286 from the date January 3rd , 197 7 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition and Exhibits from June 25th, 1974 from the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030. A transcript of this document is available here . The deposition features the voice of John Anthony Britz, then Executive Vice President of Bally Mfg. He speaks of Bally's arrangement with Atari Inc over the development deal which produced Pong as well as the licensing of Pong and Space Race to Bally as Winner and Asteroid respectively. Exhibits: 1 - The first exhibit shows...
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition of Colin Foster taken on October 5th, 1979 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Deposition of John Britz taken on May 22nd, 1980 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Evidence from July 21st, 1982 in the case Magnavox v Mattel, consolidated case number 80 C 4124.
Topics: mattel, mattel electronics, mattel inc, magnavox, sanders associates, intellivision, patent, suit,...
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Trial pages 1 to 157 from November 25th, 1981 in the case of Midway and Atari v North American Philips et al, consolidated case number 81 C 6434 appeals number 81-2920.
Topics: atari, bally, north american philips, NAPEC, magnavox, bally v philips, atari v philips, suit, home...
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Deposition of Gregory Cox taken on September 11th, 1981 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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The opening filing in Case No. 384590 filed in the Superior Court in San Diego on July 12th, 1976: Paul Samuel Shepherd v Dennis Partee, James Pierce, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics Inc., and Does I through V. Shepherd, an electronics engineer, was hired by Cinematronics to create a clone of the game Pong. He was fired after the creation of the game and his complaint was of not receiving a promised share of the company prior to joining. Shepherd sought damages for those unrealized shares of the...
Topics: Paul Samuel Shepherd, Dennis Partee, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics, Pong, pong clone, video game,...
Trial transcript pages 128 7-1376 from the date January 4th , 197 7 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition taken on October 10 th, 197 5 of John Alexander McKenzie the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition taken on April 8th, 1976 of Richard I Seligman in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Agreed Statement of Facts dated October 5th, 1976 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
Trial transcript pages 31 4-449 from the date December 27 th , 197 6 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Exhibits from June 21st, 1982 in the case Magnavox v Mattel, consolidated case number 80 C 4124.
Topics: mattel, mattel electronics, mattel inc, magnavox, sanders associates, intellivision, patent, suit,...
Trial transcript pages 1604-1710 from the date January 6th , 197 7 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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The summons of William G Brown in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
Trial transcript pages 1711-1785 from the date January 6th , 197 7 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition and Exhibits from June 14th , 1974 from the case  Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030. The deposition features David Braun, then CEO of Allied Leisure discussing his company's involvement with video games from 1973 to mid 1974. At the time Allied Leisure had ceased doing video games following a fire which destroyed their manufacturing plant on January 31st, 1974. Exhibits: 1 - The first exhibit is an invoice sheet for the order of 40 Tennis Tourney machines to...
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Memorandum for Summary Judgment in the case Midway and Atari v North American Philips et al, consolidated case number 81 C 6434 appeals number 81-2920 dated January 27, 1984.
Topics: atari, bally, north american philips, NAPEC, magnavox, bally v philips, atari v philips, suit, home...
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Deposition Notice from January 30th, 1980 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Answers and complaints in the case of Midway and Atari v North American Philips et al, consolidated case number 81 C 6434 appeals number 81-2920.
Topics: atari, bally, north american philips, NAPEC, magnavox, bally v philips, atari v philips, suit, home...
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Deposition from the dates January 13th and 14th, 1976 from the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.  Transcriptions of this text are available in five parts:  Part 1 ,  Part 2 ,  Part 3 ,  Part 4 , and  Part 5 . The deposition presented here, done over the course of two days, is a fragmented version presented with four other Bushnell depositions in a consolidated document. It only contains the pages 1-17, 19-41, 48-73, 88, 89, 92-94, 96-100, 111-116, 147, 148....
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Response from December 23rd, 1977 in the case Magnavox v APF et al, consolidated case number 77 C 3159.
Topics: apf, apf electronics, al & phil friedman, unisonic, taito, taito corp, taito america, sears,...
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Examination of Louis Nicastro taken on August 1st, 1979 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Responses dated July 7th, 1975 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Cross Complaint to the filing of Case No. 384590 in San Diego Superior Court, filed October 18th, 1976. Defendant Cinematronics files their own charges against Paul Samuel Shepherd's  claim  by stating their own facts of the case.
Topics: Paul Samuel Shepherd, Dennis Partee, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics, Pong, pong clone, video game,...
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 Reply to Transfer Motion dated October 6th, 1975 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition taken on February 24 th, 197 6 of William T Rusch in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition taken on March 16 th, 197 6 of William T Rusch in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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 Record Appendix dated April 123rd, 1976 in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Prior art listings in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Deposition taken on March 25 th, 197 6 of William L Harrison  in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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First set of interrogatories from Atari Corporation in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Repint of notice of taking depositions in the case Magnavox v Bally et al, consolidated case number 74 C 1030.
Topics: allied leisure, atari, bally, chicago coin, chicago dynamic industries, empire distributing,...
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Notice of a change of the address for the defendant's lawyer in  Case No. 384590 in San Diego Superior Court, filed January 14, 1977. A declaration of service for this document is dated March 1st, 1977.
Topics: Paul Samuel Shepherd, Dennis Partee, Gary Garrison, Cinematronics, Pong, pong clone, video game,...
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Complaint from June 6th, 1978 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Exhibits from April 27th, 1979 in the case Magnavox v APF et al, consolidated case number 77 C 3159.
Topics: apf, apf electronics, al & phil friedman, unisonic, taito, taito corp, taito america, sears,...
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Motion to Dismiss from October 17th, 1979 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...
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Submission from March 28th, 1984 in the case Bally v Williams et al, consolidated case number 78 C 2246.
Topics: atari, bally, cyan, cyan engineering, d gottleib, game plan, gottleib, grass valley, rockwell,...